With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, who’s already thinking about where they want to go and what they want to do?
I’ve written before about why I’m not a fan of Valentine’s Day (hint: it’s a massive commercialised rip off). I also can’t help but think that if your partner only bothers to show you one day a year that they care, then maybe they’re not the one.
Having said that, if your partner does show you they care other days and you just use Valentine’s Day as an excuse to have a fun date night together, then why not right?
But do you ever get bored of the candlelit meal for two, especially in a restaurant where your £50 meal suddenly costs £125? If so, then here are some ideas for something a bit different:
Nothing says “I love you” quite like trying to beat each other (or for the slightly less competitive out there, you could always team up and take on other couples).
It’s fun, it gets you moving around and while not technically romantic in any way, it does mean you get to spend some time together.
Have a Treasure Hunt
Write little clues for each other that you hide around the house. Each clue leads you to the next one and so on. You can incorporate a bit of romance into this if you want to – think up clues that involve your memories, inside couple jokes etc. And for the prize, you don’t have to have a clichéd gift. Why not make something or give your partner a voucher for a massage off you for example.
Have An At Home Spa Day
Have an at home spa day where you take it in turns to pamper each other with facials, massages etc. You could even dedicate the full night to one partner and have another one for the other person and two great nights out of it.
Have a Craft Night
Assuming you both like something crafty, you could spend the night sharing your hobbies. You could do painting, sculpting, sewing, making models, literally anything. Maybe you could even use the time to make each other a gift and then swap gifts at the end of the night.
Do you like any of these ideas? Let me know in the comments 🙂
Personally, I’ll be scrolling through Facebook wincing at the £10 bunch of flowers that cost £35 and will be dead in two weeks. Cynical? Me? Nooo.